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Proposed Illinois Firearm Legislation HB5534

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview


Description: Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that a person who is not a federally licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer and who desires to sell or transfer a firearm of a size that may be concealed upon the person to another person, who is not a federally licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer, shall do so only at the place of business of a federally licensed firearm dealer. Provides that the federally licensed firearm dealer shall conduct a background check on the prospective recipient of the firearm and follow all other applicable federal, State, and local laws as if he or she were the seller of the firearm. Provides that the purchaser or transferee may be required by the federally licensed firearm dealer to pay a fee not to exceed $10 per firearm, plus other authorized fees. Makes exceptions for (i) the transfer of a firearm between spouses, a parent and child, or other family members, (ii) transfers by persons acting under operation of law or a court order, or (iii) transfers on the grounds of a gun show. Provides that the Department of State Police shall develop an Internet-based system for persons to request the Department of State Police to conduct an instant criminal background check prior to the sale or transfer of a handgun. Provides that the Department of State Police shall have the system completed and available for use by July 1, 2019.

Session: 100th General Assembly

Last Action: Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Last Action Date: April 13, 2018


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2 sponsors: Kelly Cassidy (D); Robyn Gabel (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 2% (2 of 118)

Chamber Date Action
House Apr 13, 2018 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
House Apr 9, 2018 To Firearms and Firearm Safety Subcommittee
House Mar 7, 2018 Assigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
House Feb 20, 2018 Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
House Feb 16, 2018 Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
House Feb 16, 2018 Referred to Rules Committee
House Feb 16, 2018 First Reading
Type Date State Link Text
Introduced Feb 16, 2018 state link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

Link: link to state bill page

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